BREAKING: Senate set to clear Lauretta Onochie, 5 others as INEC commissioners


The Nigerian Senate is set to screen and confirm President Muhammadu Buhari’s special assistant on Social media, Lauretta Onochie as a commissioner of the Independent national electoral commission(INEC).

POLITICS NIGERIA learned that Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has sent the names of Onochie and five others as Federal Commissioners to the Senator Kabiru Gaya, All Progressives Congress, APC, Kano South led Senate Committee on INEC to carry out the legislative action.

Lawan gave a Two-week ultimatum for completion. 8 months ago, members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the senate opposed Onochie’s nomination on the grounds that she was ‘biased’ and a card carrying member of the APC.

If Onochie scales the screening process, she is expected to become the INEC commissioner representing Delta state on the board of the commission. The others to be screened and confirmed include; Prof Sani Adam (North- Central); Dr Baba Bila (North-East); Prof. Muhammad Kallah (Katsina); Prof. Kunle Ajayi (Ekiti) and Saidu Ahmad (Jigawa).

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